The Handy Art History Answer Book

The work of artist Anne Truitt (1921—2004) occasionally blurred the line between minimalism and color-field painting; however, her minimalist sculpture Grant (1963)—a long wooden beam, painted in acrylic—was a pure, impersonal, ...

The Handy Art History Answer Book

The major art pieces, most important artists, and significant artistic movements from 35,000 BCE to today are collected together in this easy to read resource on art history. Continuing in the tradition of the standout Handy Answer Book reference series, this book not only the covers the development of Western art, but also the history of art across the globe. An overview of art—its history, techniques, materials, forms, colors, style, the nature of artistic expression, and how to look at art—is followed by examinations of the main periods and movements of art history. The book both explains and shows important elements, influences, artists, and masterworks of era and the world events and cultures that influenced and changed them through nearly 150 color images of indispensable masterworks. This accessible and entertaining resource for readers with a casual interest in art history as well as industry professionals also includes a glossary of terms to demystify jargon and explain theory.

The Beat and the Buzz Inside the L A Art World

I like the fuzzy line. ... I always felt that the white box was a construct of minimalism and that the white box is hardly ever neutral—and with drawings ... Yet at every exhibition someone said, “Did you change the color of the walls?

The Beat and the Buzz  Inside the L A  Art World

The Beat and the Buzz is the history of the Los Angeles art world since 1970, as told by thirty-three of its participants, in their own words. This art-world family album captures the intimate, lived experiences of artists, dealers, curators and critics whose personal history is becoming codified as art history. Whether you're in Los Angeles, or not, this book is also about the tensions of making it as an artist, or not. Clarifying but also complicating the many factors of success, the accounts here demonstrate that it's not only who you know but also when you know them, and how they're willing to support you at crucial junctures in your career. Finally, "The Beat and the Buzz" is also just gossip: The entertaining anecdotes of thirty-three interesting people with their own inside tales and humorous asides about one another and about the world they have lived and worked in. As artist John Baldessari proclaims, "It's a page turner."Contributors: Tony Berlant, Alexis Smith, Javier Peres, Elyn Zimmerman, Hal Glicksman, Dorit Cypis, Henry Hopkins, Sarah Gavlak, Elyse Grinstein, Edward Goldman, Emi Fontana, Maynard Monrow, Gianna Carotenuto, Ed Moses, Judith Hoffberg, Daniel Hug, Dagny Corcoran, Clayton Campbell, Kathryn Andrews, James Hayward, Robert Berman, Lyn Kienholz, Tom Lawson, Kim Light, David Askevold, Christine Nichols, Marc Pally, Skip Arnold, Barbara Guggenheim, John O'Brien, Heather Harmon, Cliff Einstein, and Jeff Poe.

Picturebooks Representation and Narration

The book presents figures and objects in a more or less minimalist style, the contours are emphasized by a black outline, the color scheme is restricted to the primary colors red, blue, and yellow, and the secondary colors green and ...

Picturebooks  Representation and Narration

This volume discusses the aesthetic and cognitive challenges of modern picturebooks from different countries, such as Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA. The overarching issue concerns the mutual relationship between representation and narration by means of the picturebooks’ multimodal character. Moreover, this volume includes the main lines of debate and approaches to picturebooks by international leading researchers in the field. Topics covered are the impact of paratexts and interpictorial allusions, the relationship between artists’ books, crossover picturebooks, and picturebooks for adults, the narrative defiance of wordless picturebooks, the representation of emotions in images and text, and the depiction of hybrid characters in picturebooks. The enlargement of the picturebook corpus beyond an Anglo-American picturebook canon opens up new horizons and highlights the diverging styles and genre shifts in modern picturebooks. This tendency also demonstrates the influence of specific authors and illustrators on the appreciation of the picturebook genre, as in the case of Astrid Lindgren’s picturebooks and the picturebooks created by renowned illustrators, such as Anthony Browne, Wolf Erlbruch, Stian Hole, and Bruno Munari. This book will be the definite contribution to contemporary picturebook research for many years to come.

Recent Developments and the New Direction in Soft Computing Foundations and Applications

For this, the system has to find all pixels that are similar to the known color tones of the object that is needed to be recognized. Fuzzy Hypermatrices are used, because they are among the quickest classifiers due to their minimalistic ...

Recent Developments and the New Direction in Soft Computing Foundations and Applications

This book is an authoritative collection of contributions in the field of soft-computing. Based on selected works presented at the 6th World Conference on Soft Computing, held on May 22-25, 2016, in Berkeley, USA, it describes new theoretical advances, as well as cutting-edge methods and applications. Theories cover a wealth of topics, such as fuzzy logic, cognitive modeling, Bayesian and probabilistic methods, multi-criteria decision making, utility theory, approximate reasoning, human-centric computing and many others. Applications concerns a number of fields, such as internet and semantic web, social networks and trust, control and robotics, computer vision, medicine and bioinformatics, as well as finance, security and e-Commerce, among others. Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Fuzzy Logic and to the 95th Birthday Anniversary of Lotfi A. Zadeh, the book not only offers a timely view on the field, yet it also discusses thought-provoking developments and challenges, thus fostering new research directions in the diverse areas of soft computing.

Bookwork

The thing on view has become absence itself in the hollowed outline of the book as lost rather than found object—sometimes, in other works of this sort, showing faint color stains from the volumes leached and blurred by the plaster.

Bookwork

“There they rest, inert, impertinent, in gallery space—those book forms either imitated or mutilated, replicas of reading matter or its vestiges. Strange, after its long and robust career, for the book to take early retirement in a museum, not as rare manuscript but as functionless sculpture. Readymade or constructed, such book shapes are canceled as text when deposited as gallery objects, shut off from their normal reading when not, in some yet more drastic way, dismembered or reassembled.” So begins Bookwork, which follows our passion for books to its logical extreme in artists who employ found or simulated books as a sculptural medium. Investigating the conceptual labor behind this proliferating international art practice, Garrett Stewart looks at hundreds of book-like objects, alone or as part of gallery installations, in this original account of works that force attention upon a book’s material identity and cultural resonance. Less an inquiry into the artist’s book than an exploration of the book form’s contemporary objecthood, Stewart’s interdisciplinary approach traces the lineage of these aggressive artifacts from the 1919 Unhappy Readymade of Marcel Duchamp down to the current crisis of paper-based media in the digital era. Bookwork surveys and illustrates a stunning variety of appropriated and fabricated books alike, ranging from hacksawed discards to the giant lead folios of Anselm Kiefer. The unreadable books Stewart engages with in this timely study are found, again and again, to generate graphic metaphors for the textual experience they preclude, becoming in this sense legible after all.

Avant Folk Small Press Poetry Networks from 1950 to the Present

poets reclaimed art and literature from their esteemed positions and blurred the lines between “high” and “low” by ... Furthermore, these publications 'returned artists to the book by placing them in the same footing as authors and ...

Avant Folk  Small Press Poetry Networks from 1950 to the Present

A critical study of the intersection of folk and avant-garde poetics in transatlantic small press poetry networks from the 1950s up to the present.

Mome Vol 5

... blurred, almost kinetic mass of light and hue, expertly compromising the rigid uniformity of color and line that ... realization of those ideas in дnis work. нis efforts to combine auasi-minimalist formal concerns with authorship, ...

Mome Vol  5

The fifth volume of Mome includes the following: Tim Hensley (Weird Tales of the Ramones) returns for the first time since the third volume with the first-installment of his first book-length story, titled "Gropius," which tells the story of teen millionaire Wally Gropius, who will be disinherited unless he marries the saddest girl on earth; Martin Cendreda depicts a mostly wordless, surreal adventure starring three peculiar musicians, and what happens when they get together to make music; Kurt Wolfgang delivers "Nothing Eve.," a story about the day before the end of the world; David Heatley (Deadpan, McSweeney's) contributes several short "portrait comics"; Paul Hornschemeier continues "Life with Mr. Dangerous," a full-color narrative about a young woman who struggles to define a life outside of the example her mother provides, spending far too much time watching a cartoon called "Mr. Dangerous"; Andrice Arp (Hi-Horse) contributes another retelling of ancient Japanese fairy tales in a lovely two-color format. The issue also features an interview with Anrice Arp, conducted by Gary Groth, and new work by Anders Nilsen (in full-color), Jeffrey Brown (of Clumsy, Big Head!, and McSweeney's fame), Gabrielle Bell (Scheherazade), Jonathan Bennett (Esoteric Tales), and Sophie Crumb (Belly Button Comix).

David Smith

circle within a circle, and each is painted a dominant color. ... Sculptural edge is different from painted line. ... They have a concise linearity that hints at the precision of Roy Lichtenstein's comic-book paintings and Minimalism.

David Smith

The landmark biography of the inscrutable and brilliant David Smith, the greatest American sculptor of the twentieth century. The artist David Smith once wrote, “'Humanism' is a useless word in my time.” A member of the abstract expressionist generation, he would do more than any sculptor of his era to bring the plastic arts to the forefront of the American scene. Central to this project was his desire to explode the logic that equated representation and harmony with humanistic values in the postwar era—instead, Smith sought out the unbalanced and unexpected, creating works of art that seem to undergo radical shifts as the spectator moves from one point of view to another. So groundbreaking and prolific were his contributions to American art that by the time Smith was just forty years old, Clement Greenberg was already calling him “the greatest sculptor this country has produced.” Michael Brenson’s David Smith: The Art and Life of a Transformational Sculptor is the first major biography of this epochal figure. It follows Smith from his upbringing in the Midwest, to his heady early years in Manhattan, to his decision to establish a permanent studio in Bolton Landing in upstate New York, where he would create many of his most significant works—among them the Cubis, Tanktomems, and Zigs. It explores his at times tempestuous personal life, marked by marriages, divorces, and fallings-out, as well as by deep friendships with the likes of Helen Frankenthaler and Robert Motherwell. His wife Jean Freas described him as “Salty and bombastic, jumbo and featherlight, thin-skinned and Mack Truck. And many more things”—and this was true of his work as well. He was a bricoleur, a skilled welder, a painter, and a writer, and he entranced critics and attracted admirers wherever he showed his work. With this book, richly illustrated with more than one hundred photographs, Brenson has contextualized Smith for a new generation of fans and confirmed his singular place in the history of American art.

Popular Photography

Steve Collins has moved indoors to do studio constructs that are essentially studies of color, line, and form. Stewart Tilger, represented in the older collection by pictures of people in slightly odd situations, now shows a minimalist ...

Popular Photography


Song Logic

The join between the literal and the represented is wide and fuzzy and near to contradiction, and creatively so. ... it's also the way Adam holds the muscular melodic ground to Edge's tonal colouring and Larry's rock minimalism that I ...

Song Logic


The Trendmakers

Midby cites another miss in 2009, when H&M chose fake fur jackets as key pieces across all lines, and the trend ... For along time, about half the pieces were black, though color has been everywhere in the fashion world for a few years.

The Trendmakers

Numerous tastemakers exist in and between fashion production and consumption, from designers and stylists to trend forecasters, buyers, and journalists. How and why are each of these players bound up in the creation and dispersion of trends? In what ways are consumers' relations to trends constructed by these individuals and organizations? This book explores the social significance of trends in the global fashion industry through interviews with these 'fashion intermediaries', offering new insights into their influential roles in the setting and shaping of trends. The Trendmakers contains exclusive interviews with financial analysts, creative directors from high street stores like H&M to designer brands such as Erdem, trend forecasters at WGSN, buyers from Harvey Nichols, and major fashion names like The Telegraph fashion critic Hilary Alexander. In contrast to existing research, Lantz offers an international understanding of the trend landscape, engaging with industry professionals from fashion capitals like London, Paris, and New York, as well as BRIC countries and the new, emerging fashion nations. The fashion media may have declared that 'trends are dead' in the light of digital dissemination, but Lantz argues that trends still not only serve as a significant organizing principle for the fashion industry as a whole but also as a source for legitimacy. Engaging with classic fashion thinkers like Veblen, Simmel, and Bourdieu, as well as contemporary scholars like Entwistle and Steele, this book considers trends from an economic and cultural perspective to add to our knowledge of the complexities of the business of fashion.

We Go Pogo

Johnston defied the minimalist trend, creating a natu— ralistic family strip that featured fully drawn figures executed in a flowing, ex— pressive line. Conley has a tighter drawing style that features dense textures; it is amazingly ...

We Go Pogo

Walt Kelly (1913-1973) is one of the most respected and innovative American cartoonists of the twentieth century. His long-running Pogo newspaper strip has been cited by modern comics artists and scholars as one of the best ever. Cartoonists Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jeff Smith (Bone), and Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) have all cited Kelly as a major influence on their work. Alongside Uncle Scrooge's Carl Barks and Krazy Kat's George Herriman, Kelly is recognized as a genius of "funny animal" comics. We Go Pogo is the first comprehensive study of Kelly's cartoon art and his larger career in the comics business. Author Kerry D. Soper examines all aspects of Kelly's career---from his high school drawings; his work on such animated Disney movies as Dumbo, Pinocchio, and Fantasia; and his 1930s editorial cartoons for Life, and the New York Herald Tribune. Soper taps Kelly's extensive personal and professional correspondence and interivews with family members, friends, and cartoonists to create a complex portrait of one of the art form's true geniuses. From Pogo's inception in 1948 until Kelly's death, the artist combined remarkable draftsmanship, slapstick humor, fierce social satire, and inventive dialogue and dialects. He used the adventures of his animals--all denizens of the Okefenokee Swamp--as a means to comment on American and international politics and cultural mores. The strip lampooned Senator Joseph McCarthy during the height of McCarthyism, the John Birch Society during the 1960s, Fidel Castro during the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and many others.

Orange Coast Magazine

THE BIAS BOOK IN YOUR CLOSET. ... Burgundy lip color and gowns Elsa Peretti silver cuffs Tiny mint tins Cloche x Fuzzy bags Tulle for night Flat shoes cuted faux ... His silver minimalist photo frames are pretty, if overpriced.

Orange Coast Magazine

Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.

A Trip to the Palace

The basic idea was to use the book by Rabbi Ginsberg on the mystical import of the Letters. The first 12 Letters were minimalist, requiring only white PVA on beige canvas, with semi-precious stones on some, an ink rendition of the ...

A Trip to the Palace

DescriptionThe story is based on true events and as such, it is not simply fictional, though the writing style may appear to indicate otherwise as names and certain places have been altered. I see this short novel as more than a piece of literature; it is at one and the same time a work that deals with religion, psychiatry and psychology. The story is told of a young man in Cape Town living an observant Jewish life who is enamored with a young religious woman, who is also Jewish. The difference is she has always been religious, while the young man is a Ba'al Teshuvah (master of repentance) or one who has returned to an observant Jewish life later in life. When he asks the young woman whom he hardly knows to marry him, she expresses that she is not interested. Eventually she leaves Cape Town to return to her hometown, Toronto, Canada. But the young man, Vladamir so named, continues to read signs that he is meant to be married to Yana Goldenberg, his perfect young Jewish woman. So he travels overseas with the express purpose of declaring his love for her and eventually marrying her. But things go wrong: his actions are interpreted as dangerous, the Jewish community rejects his desire for Yana and when Yana lies about his following her, he is incarcerated. There, in jail, Vladamir believes he is on a mission to save the Jews of North America and South Africa (and possibly the world) if only he and Yana were to be married. He believes that Yana is aware of this Messianic vision and that eventually, through his travails in prison, the truth will be revealed and the world set right. As it happens, we learn that Yana did not think that way. We learn, in fact that Vladamir suffers from bi-polar and this illness would explain his delusions and warped perceptions. The book thus makes for compelling reading for sufferers of bi-polar and those who are close to such sufferers. The work also exposes the dangers of religion, the psychological and philosophical dimension of religion and the personal battle for wholeness and peace. About the AuthorIvorn Summing was born in Witbank, South Africa on the 13th July 1974. One of his primary areas of interest is art, both theoretical (academic) and practical (painting). He is currently reading for a doctorate in Art History through the University of South Africa and has exhibited his paintings at various galleries in Cape Town, South Africa. "A Trip to the Palace" is Summing's first literary work, but its images and experiences inform both his art-making and his desire to individuate as a husband and father as well.

Option

SUN RED SUN The Long - Awaited , Self - Titled Debut Album With an All - Star Line - Up X - MEMBERS OF ; Alice In Chains ... My faves include the dreamy , acoustic - rippled " Time To Grow " by Coloring Book , and the proud " We're In a ...

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Seeing Zumthor

Auch Bilder schreiben Geschichte: Mit seinem radikal subjektiven Blick auf Bauten des Schweizer Architekten Peter Zumthor setzte der Künstler Hans Danuser in den 1980er- und 1990er-Jahren einen Markstein in der Geschichte der ...

Seeing Zumthor

Auch Bilder schreiben Geschichte: Mit seinem radikal subjektiven Blick auf Bauten des Schweizer Architekten Peter Zumthor setzte der Künstler Hans Danuser in den 1980er- und 1990er-Jahren einen Markstein in der Geschichte der Architekturfotografie. Seine Aufnahmen veränderten das fotografische Genre und die Art und Weise, über Architektur und Fotografie nachzudenken. Dieses Buch versammelt Bilder zur Kapelle Sogn Benedetg, zu den Schutzbauten über den römischen Funden in Chur und zur Therme Vals. Es führt die intensive Debatte fort, die die Fotografien vor zwanzig Jahren auslösten. Ein ausführliches Gespräch zwischen Hans Danuser und Hochparterre-Chefredakteur Köbi Gantenbein lotet die Umstände der Zusammenarbeit mit Peter Zumthor aus und fragt, wie sich die Architekturfotografie seither entwickelt hat. Der Kunst- und Architekturhistoriker Philip Ursprung setzt sich in einem detaillierten Essay mit Zumthors Architektur und der fotografischen Repräsentation von Architektur auseinander.

Ear

Nancarrow's music is particularly rich in Vertical Color of Sound rhythmic development ; using the player pi- As one ... A healthy quar- line from Cage to minimalism to progressive IN 1971 DAVID WALLEY WROTE THE FIRST ter of the book is ...

Ear


Book Review Digest

Gerald N. Sandvick ( 120w ) “ The text is nicely balanced with numerous color photographs , many full page , depicting gorgeous , panoramic views of the peaks . Others brilliantly illustrate climbers in ascent and the local flora and ...

Book Review Digest

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Open City

The cause of the rather sudden flowering of colour in the 1970s was probably due to a series of factors which included the legacy of the ... Most notably of all , the line between art and photography was increasingly blurred .

Open City

Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 6 May - 15 July 2001.

Carnival in Suburbia

33 ) : ' Pattern painting is non- ] -Minimalist , non - sexist , historically conscious , sensuous , romantic . ... and Geometrical Design Coloring Book : 46 Original Designs , New York : Dover , 1973 ; and Todd Rundgren & David Levine ...

Carnival in Suburbia

Carnival in Suburbia provides a thorough understanding of the work of one of Australia's best-known modern artists, Howard Arkley.